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Moneyline favors Blackhawks in battle with Wild

Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks
5-3-3 October 26, 2013, 08:00 PM | United Center 6-1-3

Hockey bettors look for value at United Center on Saturday as host Chicago battles the Minnesota Wild in hockey odds action.

The Blackhawks currently sport a record of 6-1-3. The Wild are 5-3-3. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 2-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 2-7-2 against the number.

View Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Blackhawks as -191 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

The Blackhawks - Wild odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 8.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -147 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Lightning on October 24. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.09 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 21.05% while the Wild defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

Next up:
Minnesota at Chicago, Monday, October 28th